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CNN Student News - November 14, 2013

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November 14, 2013

On World Diabetes Day, CNN Student News examines the disease and its risks, and we meet a NASCAR driver whose diabetes diagnosis didn't send his career off track. We also report on initial Obamacare enrollment statistics, and we hear about a message that the first lady has for students. Plus, we discuss the most talked-about person on the internet.

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Media Literacy Question of the Day:

To what extent might media coverage broaden the scope of a religious leader's work?

Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:

1. Pope Francis

2. first lady of the United States

3. diabetes

Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?

1. What was said in yesterday's congressional hearing regarding the Obamacare website? What do enrollment numbers look like for Obamacare? How do these numbers contrast with the government's initial expectations?

2. What have been some issues promoted by former first ladies? What issues has Michelle Obama promoted? What advice did she recently give to a group of high school students?

3. What are some reasons and treatments for diabetes? How does NASCAR driver Ryan Reed deal with his diabetes while racing?

Discussion Questions:

1. In your view, what options might Congress and the White House have regarding Obamacare? What do you think will happen next regarding this controversial law?

2. Do other countries have a responsibility to help a nation that is overwhelmed by a natural disaster? What might be the benefits and challenges of providing relief aid to another country?

3. Why do you think that organizations declare a day in the name of a disease, like World Diabetes Day? In your view, what impact(s) might this have?

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